Department of Medical Genetics
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Medical Genetics

Medical Genetics is a medical specialty made up of clinical geneticists who are physicians certified in multiple clinical specialties. The Department of Medical Genetics at Akdeniz University Hospital is complemented by comprehensive on-site laboratory genetics services. Faculty and staff in the Department of Medical Genetics are committed to excellence in providing comprehensive services in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of all forms of hereditary disorders and birth defects affecting fetuses, newborns, children, adolescents and adults. Our faculty and staff is comprised of clinical geneticists, biochemical geneticists, molecular geneticists, genetic counselors, psychologists, and nurse practitioners as well as physician's assistants, physical therapists, speech therapists, and social workers. To best serve the needs of our patients, we offer a wide variety of clinical genetics services.

Services Offered:

  • Rare single-gene disorders
  • Birth defects
  • Familial cancer
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Neurologic disorders
  • Multisystem disorders
  • Predict or diagnose genetic disorders caused by the mutation of genes
  • Determine a patient's level of risk
  • Confirm a diagnosis
  • Help a patient's doctor to devise a treatment plan
  • Determine whether a fetus is at risk of genetic disorders or physical deformities
  • Test newborns for genetic disease
  • Test potential parents to determine whether they carry genes for a disease that could be passed to children

Testing usually requires a blood sample — or in some cases a sample of hair, skin or other tissue. The samples are sent to a lab for analysis. A genetic counselor will review the test results with the patient. Results are not always 100 percent accurate. in many cases genetic testing can give only an idea of the risk of developing certain conditions. However, genetic testing is invaluable for helping people with a history of certain medical conditions (and other people as well) plan for the future by understanding their health risks.
The Department offers comprehensive Clinical Genetics Services to patients and families with a variety of genetic conditions, including inborn errors of metabolism, abnormal newborn screening tests, developmental delay, congenital birth defects, intellectual disability, hereditary cancer syndromes, and adult-onset conditions, among others. To best meet the needs of our patients, we offer genetic counseling, diagnostic, management and treatment services.

Specialty Programs and Cinics:

  • Autism/Medical Genetics Clinic
  • Cardiovascular Genetics Clinic
  • Comprehensive Down Syndrome Program
  • Fragile X Syndrome Clinic
  • Glycogen Storage Disease Program
  • General Genetics Clinic
  • Metabolic Clinic
  • Marfan/Connective Tissue Disorder Genetics Clinic
  • Pompe Disease Clinical and Research Program
  • 22q11 Deletion Syndrome Clinic

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Contact

Akdeniz University Hospital
International Patients Department
Dumlupınar Boulevard Campus
07059 Konyaalti/Antalya
Turkey

 

+90 242 227 27 52
+90 242 227 27 53

info@akdenizuniversityhospital.com

 

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Office hours

Monday to Friday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(Turkey Time)